Welcome to Drama Club!!!!! Meeting dates for the 2020-21 school year will mostly be first Tuesday of every month. Here are the tentative dates of drama club meetings:
November 10th (no school on the 3rd)
April 13th (because we are on Spring Break during the first Tuesday)
All meetings will be after school and in the PAC unless otherwise stated.
All meetings are open to middle schoolers and high schoolers who wish to attend.
Thanks! Mr. B.
The International Thespian Society has been honoring excellence in the work of theatre students since 1929. Thespian troupes serve students in grades nine through twelve. There are at present active ITS troupes in more than 3,900 high schools and middle schools, mostly in the United States and Canada. The Society recently inducted its two millionth Thespian.
Actors and actresses are called thespians in honor of Thespis, a Greek playwright and performer. Thespian with an uppercase “T” refers to a member of the International Thespian Society, the world’s largest honor society for theatre students. The designation “Thespian” includes student members who excel in technical and production fields as well as performance in their high school theatre.
How do schools benefit from International Thespian Society affiliation?
An ITS troupe helps maximize the effectiveness of its school’s theatre program. It establishes a tiered recognition system that recognizes and motivates student achievement. These achievements and activities provide exceptional promotional and fundraising opportunities. In addition ITS affiliation provides educational programming and networking activities for students and their directors at the regional and national level.
How do students qualify for membership?
Students qualify by earning points for their work in the theatre arts. ITS provides a point system guide for your use. The points listed are the suggested maximum for excellent work.
DRAMA CLUB OFFICERS
Liam is extremely excited to be the Vice President of the Drama Club during the 2020/2021 school year. Liam comes from a long line of Spartan trained sound warriors such as the likes of Magnus Sieverding and Steven Lang. He is inconceivably grateful for this opportunity and with this superior training, he vows to uphold the theatre department to the best of his battle trained abilities. Also, Liam loves talking in third person. Let’s have a great year!!
Being involved with theater for 6 years Thaddy has always enjoyed the loving community of the Drama department. He is excited and honored to be able to spread the experience to others as he takes charge of the Drama Club Treasury. Some of Thaddy’s favorite shows he has worked on include Anne Frank (Costume Designer), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Costume Designer), and James and the Giant Peach (Assistant Costume Designer). He would also like to shout out the Sanderson Sisters for always having his back and he hopes that everyone has a wonderful 2020-2021 school year!
Mattie is extremely grateful to be the Social Media officer for the Drama Club yet again this 2020-2021 school year! In previous school years, Mattie has participated in plenty of shows but has mainly stuck to the position of Set Designer or Assistant Set Designer- she has designed the sets of Anne Frank, the Laramie Project, and more. She loves this group of people much more than she can express and cannot wait to see how we overcome challenges and hardships together through creativity. The Drama Club officers are here for you and are beyond excited to keep up our theatre program!
Sophia is extremely thrilled to be Secretary of the Drama Club this year! She is a senior here and as been involved in Highlands Theater for the past six years. She has participated in a variety of crew positions, including Production Stage Manager and Assistant Director. Outside of theater, Sophia is also involved at Manyet Dance and Highland’s Cross Country team. She is very grateful for this opportunity and is excited to see how this year will turn out!
Zoe is so happy to be serving as Drama Club President for the 2020-21 school year! She has been involved in Highlands Theatre for the past seven years and plans to continue working with the arts for the rest of her life. Her true love is performance, but she is also passionate about costuming and music direction. The Drama Club has provided Zoe with so many amazing opportunities and relationships. She hopes to give back to the program that gave her so much! #LiveFree